(anak-anak abdullah (abdullah's children) derives from a common Malaysian/Singaporean practice of using "bin/binte abdullah" to indicate that the child is born out of wedlock.
as part of the month long INSITU residency program at Platform3 in bandung, the social stigmas was carefully unpacked revealing deeper emotional complexities such as trauma, guilt and hope), (2015)
navigations, conversations, dancing kites in limbo, dead knots on rooftops, the outsider paradox children laughing, "i want to be a minister when I grow up" she said steal the antiques from the dead at the train tracks they would cry on the gojek, you took a shortcut through the cemetery and told me about your father at the orphanage, your big fat hand shooed me away, like a fan to a fly pak bambang was a hearty generous man "be careful how you photograph them, make them look like winners not beggars" the children are still laughing the call of prayer echoes do you desire to be around bodies of water to calm your troubled mind? do you desire to be someone else? at the rooftop, you cut me with your string the javanese hides their kris behind their sweetness sit with me until your friend comes even if you don't tell them, they will know. they always know the children are hiding
and i shine the light through, revealing more of myself than anything else